My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Ingram Shave Cream face lathered well with Jayaruh #326 Brush. I did two passes and a cleanup with the Russian SHaDE razor with a Personna Half blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Osage Rub. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
Because I mention an unmentionable in my shave video for today, I will only post a link to it. If you like you can see it on the YouTube site.
Recently acquired this almost NOS Feather Weight Deluxe. Had a great 2-pass shave with a super used blade (GEM SS PTFE on its 17th shave), and 24mm Yaqi Sagrada Familia with Tuxedo knot lathering RazoRock Acqua.
I had an Excellent shave with two wonderful razors by ASR sharing a 4th use Gem SS. The Gem Featherweight Deluxe and the Ever-Ready Little lather catcher. These are both great razors but at nearly opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of shave characteristics. The Gem handled touching up the upper beard lines and the Ever-Ready handled the neck below the beard. Don't worry I stopped at the collar bone. Pre-shave was handled buy a wash with Palmolive stick and a light rinse leaving some of the soap. Then I whipped up a nice wet lather of Tabac on my SHD two band badger. A little witch hazel splash rounded things out.
Cold Water Rinse Tabac Shave Soap Jayaruh #326 Russian SHaDE Personna Half DE CWR Tabac ASB
My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Tabac Shave Soap face lathered well with Jayaruh #326 Brush. I did two passes and a cleanup with the Russian SHaDE razor with a Personna Half blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Tabac ASB. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
As per my usual method for evaluating an artisanal wet shaving fragrance, I used the splash several times before documenting my impressions. While the soap is obviously scented with the same oils, we should all know by now that it is a poor medium for fragrances. Thus the following observations are based on that of the splash.
Almost 2 years ago, I made it well known that I wasn't a fan of Asian Plum given its sweet floral presence. It wasn't a popular opinion, so I really should expound up on that. There are fragrances that I absolutely love, yet I don't want to smell like them. Asian Plum is one of those. Up until the day I shipped it off to its true soul mate, I routinely cracked the tub for a whiff. There's really no disputing it was a beautiful fragrance.
Asian Pear, while closely related to Plum, deemphasizes the sweet floral such that the result is an even more elegant, masculine fragrance. Asian Pear is without a doubt something I not only enjoy smelling, but it also works quite well with my chemistry.
Predictably, Asian Pear opens with an authentic ripe pear note that almost immediately fades into the dried fruit and an elusive dark, spicy, fermented vanilla-esque element. Cured tobacco begins to surface, and for a while, influences the overall accord. Despite the imperfect medium of an aftershave splash, this mid resonates for a good four or five hours before acquiring soft warm woody notes in the dry down. This is one of Ariana & Evans' / The Club's more exquisite original fragrances. I'm also quite the fan of their gritty fougère, NYC, which in my mind rivals Asian Pear for top fragrance coming from this artisan. Both of these deserve a stand-alone EdP.
wchnu: How be the Y'all?
Dec 6, 2019 12:42:40 GMT -6
120inna55: What happened to the like/thumbs up option. It's gone for me, but I'm logged in.
Dec 6, 2019 19:05:02 GMT -6
twhite: It has been temporally removed. There is a thread about it. Please post your opinion on the subject. Trying something out to see if we can get more conversations going.
Dec 6, 2019 23:32:49 GMT -6
wchnu: Like button is back
Dec 8, 2019 14:16:23 GMT -6
9nein9: To like or not to like the like button? That is the question. Our society thrives off the like button it seems . I'm not sure if I like it or I don't like it.Just kind of got used to it .
Dec 15, 2019 20:32:06 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Hey guys. Last minute question here. What shot size should I use for flying reindeer?
Dec 24, 2019 22:11:29 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: You want to use 3 1/2 in magnum lead shot, in size T. Problem solved.
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:30 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: No steel, too light and use an extra full choke, unless you have a good blind setup
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:54 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Well, last night was a failure. I had one shot, and I didn't lead the red-nosed one enough. I think I ended up shooting the driver. Might have gotten him in the leg. Hard to tell because he was wearing red pants and coat.
Dec 25, 2019 21:31:47 GMT -6
carlfrommo: He turned his sled away and landed on the roof two blocks down. Out of range for a second shot. I did notice he walked with a bit of a limp though. He shouldn't be coming in my yard anyway.
Dec 25, 2019 21:34:48 GMT -6
mrconklin: Last time I hunted waterfowl. 2 3/4 shells were standard and the cool kids were starting to play with the 3 inch, but most guns weren't made for them. Steel was also just starting to be mandated on Federal and State land.
Jan 19, 2020 11:35:39 GMT -6